This ExtraOrdinary Life
Do you want more joy, fulfillment, and abundance in life than you have right now? Do you long for your life to be extraordinary? We do. Join Kevin Monroe and friends each week for conversations exploring how your life can become more extraordinary. It’s easier than you might imagine.
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1
A Conversation About Conversations with Jeff Durso
Serial entrepreneur, Jeff Durso, joins Kevin to discuss how his experience with entrepreneurship enables him to help visionaries turn big ideas into high-growth opportunities.
63 min
2
The Art of Listening with Jane Adshead-Grant an...
Authors and coaches, Jane Adshead-Grant and Oscar Trimboli, join Kevin to explore the concept of active listening with the intent to understand and act, not just to respond.
71 min
3
Close Encounters of the Extraordinary Kind
Kevin Monroe talks to listeners about the transformative power of conversations and community in this second episode of This Extraordinary Life.
48 min
4
The Power of Gratitude with Steve Foran and Lil...
Being extraordinary and living an extraordinary life is a matter of choice and not chance. You already have everything you need to live this extraordinary life.
56 min
5
The Final Episode
In this final episode - a replay of Episode 3 - Kevin thanks listeners for tuning in to the Higher Purpose Podcast as he wraps up the series.
39 min
6
The Power of Self-Compassion with Laurie Cameron
During our rebranding, we are replaying some of the episodes that have resonated deeply with Kevin and you, the audience, including this interview with PurposeBlue Founder, Laurie Cameron from Episode 134.
47 min
7
Are You Listening? with Jane Adshead-Grant
We are re-playing some of the episodes that have resonated deeply with Kevin and you, the audience, including Episode 117 with Jane Adshead-Grant, author of Are You Listening or Just Waiting to Speak.
56 min
8
The Power of Onlyness with Nilofer Merchant
This week we are revisiting Episode 142 with Nilofer Merchant, a conversation Kevin describes as one of the most pivotal in his journey.
58 min
9
What Will it Take to Go All-In on this Extraord...
In this solo episode of the Higher Purpose Podcast, Kevin Monroe speaks to listeners about his journey during the past 5 years.
30 min
10
The Extraordinary You with Emily Elrod
Emily Elrod, President of Workzbe, joins Kevin Monroe to discuss what makes people extraordinary, as well as how our thoughts influence our behaviors.
49 min
11
Choose Love with Lucas Skrobot
Lucas Skrobot, author, podcaster, business owner, and founder and host of The Lucas Skrobot Show, joins the Higher Purpose Podcast to discuss moments, opportunities, love, and fear.
55 min
12
An Infusion of Gratitude with Kerry Wekelo
Kerry Wekelo is an author and the Chief Operating Officer of the Culture Infusion program for Actualize Consulting. Her most recent book, Gratitude Infusion: Workplace Strategies for a Thriving Organizational Culture, is a practical guide to implementing action plans that improve the work climate. She joins Kevin Monroe to discuss her book and how its principles apply.
44 min
13
This Extraordinary Life
Kevin Monroe continues to discuss living an extraordinary life in this solo episode of the Higher Purpose Podcast.
30 min
14
Living an Extraordinary Life (featuring Debbie ...
Kevin Monroe discusses how to live an extraordinary life in this semi-solo episode of the Higher Purpose Podcast.
32 min
15
No Time For Silence with Rick Rigsby
Dr. Rick Rigsby, President and CEO of Rick Rigsby Communications, a motivational speaker, pastor, and best-selling author, returns to the Higher Purpose Podcast to share his views on the current civil unrest across the US.
52 min
16
Cracking the Leadership Code with Alain Hunkins
Alain Junkins, Managing Director of Hunkins Leadership Group, chats with Kevin Monroe about his bestselling book, Cracking the Leadership Code: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders, and shares insights about becoming great stewards in the workplace in light of current events.
50 min
17
A Quest to Higher Purpose - Part 2 with Shawn A...
Shawn Askinosie, author of Meaningful Work: A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul, joins Kevin Monroe for a follow-up episode to further explore concepts included in the book, as well as how they enabled him to help others.
52 min
18
A Quest to Higher Purpose with Shawn Askinosie
Shawn Askinosie, author, founder and CEO of Askinosie Chocolate, joins Kevin Monroe to discuss his book, Meaningful Work: A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul, and how its teachings apply to current events.
46 min
19
Follow It Forward
Kevin Monroe connects with listeners one on one in this week’s show as he discusses three activities leaders engage in and whether they are beneficial to their organizations.
28 min
20
Searching for Hope with Dr. Rick Rigsby
Dr. Rick Rigsby, former college professor, motivational speaker, minister, and President and CEO of Rick Rigsby Communications, returns to the podcast to talk with Kevin about hope as an invaluable asset to living a happy life.
52 min
21
The Healing Organization with Raj Sisodia
Rajendra Sisodia, author, cofounder and co-Chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc., joins Kevin Monroe to discuss his book, The Healing Organization, and how its principles apply to organizations around the world
51 min
22
Resilience During Challenging Times with Tim Ar...
Tim Arnold, author of The Power of Healthy Tension: Overcome Chronic Issues and Conflicting Values, joins Kevin Monroe to share the secrets to resilience and results during challenging times.
49 min
23
Bringing Gratitude with Karl Staib
Karl Staib joins Kevin Monroe to discuss his new book, Bring Gratitude: Feel Joyful Again with Bite-Sized Mindset Practices and how to bring gratitude to each and every situation in your life, whether good or bad.
47 min
24
The Power of Onlyness with Nilofer Merchant
Nilofer Merchant, author of The Power of Onlyness, joins Kevin Monroe to discuss her book and how the principles in it apply to current events.
56 min
25
There is Hope with Jane Adshead-Grant
Jane Adshead-Grant, an ambassador for Truly Human Leadership, joins Kevin Monroe to talk about the importance of hope, optimism, and connectivity.
46 min
26
Truly Human Leadership with Bob Chapman
Bob Chapman, author, CEO and Chairman at Barry-Wehmiller Companies, joins Kevin Monroe to discuss the true meaning and responsibilities of leadership.
52 min
27
Leading with Gratitude with Chester Elton
Chester Elton is a speaker, coach, mentor and best-selling author at Gostick & Elton, as well as a partner and the Founder of “The Culture Works", joins Kevin Monroe to talk about gratitude and recognition.
55 min
28
Sharing Your Story with Michelle Prince
Michelle Prince, CEO and founder of Performance Publishing Group and the Book Bound Workshop, joins Kevin Monroe to chat about her most recent book, The Power of Authority, passion and purpose, and sharing your story.
46 min
29
On Purpose-Powered Leadership
On this week's episode of Higher Purpose Podcast, Kevin shares insights about purpose, culture, and leadership in business and how they are the trifecta for success.
27 min
30
The Amare Way with Moshe Engelberg
Kevin Monroe chats with Moshe Engelberg, author and CEO of ResearchWorks, Inc. about his latest book, entitled The Amare Wave: Uplifting Business by Putting Love to Work (The Amare Way)
49 min
31
Why Belonging at Work Matters with Dr. Gabriell...
Dr. Gabriella Kellerman, Chief Innovation Officer of BetterUp, head of BetterUp Labs and co-author of the article entitled The Value of Belonging at Work, converses with Kevin Monroe about the missing link between diversity and inclusion: belonging.
50 min
32
The Power of Self-Compassion with Laurie Cameron
Laurie Cameron, founder of PurposeBlue and bestselling author of The Power of Self-Compassion, talks with Kevin Monroe about the benefits of mindfulness and the journey to self-compassion, as well as the hurdles one might come across on that journey.
44 min
33
A Textbook About Love At Work with Dr. Bruno Ci...
Kevin chats with Dr. Bruno Cignacco about his latest book - entitled, The Art of Compassionate Business: Main Principles for the Human-Oriented Enterprise - one of the only textbooks about the importance of love at work.
50 min
34
Bringing Love To Work with Lorie Corcuera
Kevin Monroe starts the show with two heartwarming messages he received from listeners. These connections and interactions are what this podcast is truly about.
49 min
35
What Is Your Dream?
Kevin Monroe chats one-on-one with listeners this week. He shares gratitude and encouragement as well as the uplifting backstory that inspired this week’s show
26 min
36
From Burnout to Belonging with Rachel Druckenmi...
Kevin Monroe promises that this conversation will be inspiring and enjoyable, but also a bit challenging and controversial.
44 min
37
Helping Others Grow with Claude Silver and Cody...
This week’s inspiring guests are Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia, and Cody Royle, author, podcaster and head coach of the AFL Team Canada.
48 min
38
Invitation To Live A Decade Of Difference
As Kevin Monroe reflects on 2019, he is grateful for all the people he has met. He is also grateful for hope of a brighter future and fresh clarity about who this podcast serves bes
31 min
39
Living An Inspired Life with Debbie LaChusa
When you get out of your own way and stop trying to make things happen - when you pay attention to what’s calling on your heart - you end up exactly where you’re supposed to be.
57 min
40
Holiday Wishes from the Higher Purpose Podcast
In this special holiday episode of the Higher Purpose Podcast, Kevin Monroe takes the opportunity to reflect. He begins by expressing gratitude to listeners and collaborators.
27 min
41
Managing Tension On Your Journey To Greatness w...
Tim Arnold, this week’s guest on the Higher Purpose Podcast, is no stranger to tension. He was a team building and leadership development consultant for 10 years before starting and running a homeless shelter.
54 min
42
The Road Less Traveled in Leadership with Mike ...
54 min
43
Sailing to an Extraordinary Life with Piers Thu...
This week’s guest on the Higher Purpose Podcast is mindset transformation coach, Piers Thurston. He joins host Kevin Monroe for what the latter calls “a unique, different kind of conversation.”
50 min
44
Get in the Arena
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and give thanks for the abundance of blessings we have - our freedoms, our safety, and our tranquility.
28 min
45
Living Your Extraordinary Purpose with Cornell ...
Cornell Thomas, author of Extraordinary, was raised on the adage that everything happens for a reason.
48 min
46
Live, Love and Lead an Extra-Ordinary Life
Kevin Monroe shares some insights to inspire listeners as a new decade approaches. He speaks about the power of a like-hearted community and leading an extra-ordinary life.
40 min
47
Awakening to Purpose, Meaning and Connection wi...
44 min
48
Infusing Your Company with Culture with Kerry W...
47 min
49
Are You Listening? with Jane Adshead-Grant
54 min
50
Longing for Belonging
32 min
51
Have Fun Being Yourself
Kevin talks one-on-one with listeners in this week’s show. It has been 2.5 months since his last solo episode and he has a few thoughts he wants to share with the community.
29 min
52
On Hiring the Displaced with Chris Chancey
42 min
53
Deep Listening with Oscar Trimboli
48 min
54
World-class Culture by Design with David McGlennen
50 min
55
The Belonging Factor with Devin Halliday
46 min
56
The Neuroscience of Purpose with Melissa Hughes
50 min
57
Becoming the Leader Your Team is Waiting For wi...
44 min
58
Reframing Adversity with Heather Younger
36 min
59
Thriving is Possible at Work with Mike Sipple Jr.
49 min
60
Starting Over on Purpose with Maryann Kerr
44 min
61
Gratitude is a Way of Life
46 min
62
Exploring Forgiveness
52 min
63
The Problems with Purpose
33 min
64
Dealing with Imposter Syndrome with Kimberly Da...
67 min
65
The Power of Gratitude with Steve Foran
57 min
66
Waves and Ripples
45 min
67
A Legacy of Purpose
38 min
68
The Definition of Success with Al Lopez
54 min
69
Higher Purpose and Self Worth with Traci Fenton
63 min
70
The Employee Experience with Ben Whitter
45 min
71
Waves and Ripples with Kevin Monroe and Jason M...
39 min
72
Employee Experience and Engagement with Santiag...
37 min
73
Bringing HumansFirst Back to the Workplace with...
48 min
74
Psychological Safety at Work with Adair Cates
46 min
75
The Pulse of Your Organization with David Niu
52 min
76
The Higher Purpose Journey with Kevin Monroe
47 min
77
Allowing Humans to be Human with Mark LeBusque
Joining us for another session on what it means to live, love, work, and lead in a humans first kind of way is Mark LeBusque. He describes his work as allowing humans to be human, whether that’s in the workplace, outside of the workplace, or in...
41 min
78
Everybody Matters with Bob Chapman
Adding to this series of conversations we’re having about what it means to approach business from a people first focus is today’s episode with Bob Chapman. Bob is the author of Everybody Matters, and today we’re talking about creating work...
54 min
79
The 7 Laws of Employee Loyalty with Heather You...
With more and more people switching jobs every few years, how can you as a leader cultivate loyalty in a humans first kind of way? Join us on this episode with Heather Younger, the host of the podcast Leadership with Heart, the author of The 7...
45 min
80
Being a Brave Leader with Kimberly Davis
What does it mean to be a brave leader? This is our 10th installment in our HumansFirst series of heart-to-heart discussions on what it means to live, love, lead, and work in a humans first way. Today we’re joined by Kimberly Davis, the author of...
45 min
81
How Leadership is Evolving with Sesil Pir
Is there a magic pill to make your team and organization work? Welcome to another installment in what it means to live, love, lead, and work in a humans first way. Today we have Sesil Pir, an organizational psychologist and a leading researcher on...
50 min
82
Finding Real Happiness at Work with Brooke Erol
There’s job satisfaction, and then there’s the real happiness that comes from working at a company whose purpose aligns with yours AND where your job has meaning. We continue our HumansFirst series with Brooke Erol, the founder of Purposeful...
51 min
83
The 7 Simple Superpowers of the HumansFirst Heroes
Today, we’re talking superpowers. We’re midstream in a series of conversations on what it means to live, love, and lead in a HumansFirst kind of way, and for this special solo episode, I want to talk to you about some important simple skills. Now,...
32 min
84
Being a Chief Heart Officer with Claude Silver
What is it like to mentor almost 800 people? Claude Silver is the Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia, a global digital advertising agency. She was previously the company’s Senior Vice President, and was handpicked for the role three years ago by the...
44 min
85
The Future of Work with Dr. Heather Hanson Wickman
What does the future of work look like? According to our guest, the future of work is ‘Love in Action.’ Heather Hanson Wickman is the co-founder of Untethered Consulting and the author of “The Evolved Executive,” and today we’re talking...
46 min
86
Making Work More Human with Renée Smith
What does it look like when we make work more human? Renée Smith serves as the Director of Workplace Transformation for Washington State as part of the Governor’s Results Washington Office. She leads the ‘Make Work More Human’ project, and...
45 min
87
Life Through the Lens of Purpose
I want to invite you to a different kind of episode today: a thinking-out-loud session on seeing the world differently when looking at it through the lens of purpose. Please join the conversation! I'll share more about how you can provide your...
36 min
88
Creating a 'Humans First' Workplace with Marcel...
What goes into creating a 'humans first' workplace? Marcel Schwantes is a keynote speaker and the and Founder and Chief Human Officer of Leadership from the core. Today we’re talking about that four-letter word: love. What does leading with love...
42 min
89
Putting Humans First with Mike Vacanti
We’re at an inflection point and it’s time for a business culture shift. Today we have Mike Vacanti, the founder of the HumansFirst Club, here to share about the movement, the community, and what happens when you bring like-minded and like-hearted...
44 min
90
Unwrapping Your Purpose Package
We’re kicking off the new year with another solo episode. For many, this is a time of New Year’s resolutions, transitions, or taking those next steps. For this episode, we’re exploring the idea of purpose and using new language to frame it: What...
37 min
91
7 Hopes for You in the New Year
This is the first episode of 2019, and it comes with a disclaimer. This one might be a little weird. In fact, it could be the weirdest episode we’ve done yet! While the actual New Year only comes, well, once a year, these seven hopes should be with...
34 min
92
The Top 11 Books on Purpose
Welcome to the last episode of the Higher Purpose Podcast for 2018. This special release is coming to you on Boxing Day and we’re wrapping up this year with the 10 most influential and inspirational books Kevin has read this year, and his takeaways...
51 min
93
Creating a People and Service Centered Business...
Have you ever started a business you didn’t know anything about? On the show today is Josh Watts, CEO of MedTrust Holdings, a private ambulance provider who specializes in "inter-facility care”: the medicine in between buildings when patients...
43 min
94
Hospitable Leadership and the Discipline of Hop...
On today’s episode, we have Terry Smith, Lead Pastor of The Life Christian Church, and the author of The Hospitable Leader: Create Environments Where People and Dreams Flourish. What does it truly mean to be hospitable, and how can it transform...
50 min
95
Becoming the Chief Joy Officer of Your Company ...
We’re pleased to welcome Rich Sheridan back to the Higher Purpose Podcast. He joined us for episode 36 and what a great episode it was! Rich is the author of two books: Joy, Inc. and Chief Joy Officer. He’s also the CEO, Chief Storyteller, and...
50 min
96
How Purpose Intertwines in Business and Life
Joining Kevin today is Jeremiah Smith, the Founder and CEO of Simple Tiger. Simple Tiger is an SEO agency specifically for software companies, helping them drive simple, effective marketing for clients they love. Today, Jeremiah shares the joy of...
42 min
97
Creating a WD-40 Culture with Garry Ridge and S...
We’ve got a dynamic duo joining us today to talk about the epic partnership they share and the culture they’ve helped build in WD-40 Company. Garry is the CEO and Stan is the CHRO of this wildly successful organization. Today, they share their...
50 min
98
Experience, Innovation, and Transformation with...
Our guest today is Chris Holt. She is the Chief Experience Designer at Holy Redeemer in Pennsylvania, a faith-based institution that offers diverse healthcare services to families and patients. In this episode, she tells the story of her...
45 min
99
Bringing Your Business Culture to Life with Hag...
What’s different about a business when it’s grounded in purpose? Everything. Your business’s culture is your only real competitive advantage: people can attempt to copy your products and positioning, but no one can copy your culture. When...
43 min
100
The 10 Characteristics of Purpose-Powered People
We live our lives in search of our purpose. We go where everybody else goes, trying to answer the same questions everyone else is asking. But then you realize you're different, weird even! The answers everyone else finds don’t make sense to you or...
30 min